Virtual Cookie Decorating Party
The holidays definitely look different this year, but that doesn’t mean you have to scratch all of your traditions! Host a virtual cookie decorating party this season to spend some quality time with your loved ones while having some delicious treats!
How To Host A Virtual Cookie Decorating Party:
Step 1: Agree on a platform to host it on. You can use Zoom, FaceTime, Facebook Messenger Video, Skype or any other video chatting service!
Step 2: Set up a time! Invite people to your party and coordinate an agreed-upon time.
Step 3: Have your cookies made and cooled ahead of time! You can use the recipe below or your favorite cookie recipe. Also, have the frosting prepared prior to the party. This will allow you to focus on decorating your treats and have quality time with your virtual guests. Find cookie decorating inspo on this Pinterest Board we made: https://www.pinterest.com/cetconnect/winterholiday-cookie-decorating-inspo/.
Note: If your loved one is unable to make the cookies and frosting or doesn’t have the time, you can make a package for them with the baked cookies and premade frosting and place it on their doorstep if they live nearby or ship them!
Step 4: Sign on to the video chatting service at the time of the party and enjoy!
Don’t have time before the holiday? Try snowflake cookies in January or hearts for Valetine’s Day!
Sugar Cookie Recipe
- Measuring Cups
- Baking Sheet
- Rolling Pin
- Parchment Paper
- Cookie Cutters (Christmas, Winter, Animal, Spring, etc)
- Gel Food Covering
- 1 cup salted butter softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- 2 ½ to 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 4 cups powdered sugar sifted
- 3-4 TBS milk room temperature
- 2 ½ TBS light corn syrup
- ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- Gel food coloring optional
Make the sugar cookies:
- Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and take out the mixer to cream the two together.
- Add the vanilla and eggs and beat until combined.
- From there add flour, baking powder, and salt and beat until combined. (Pro Tip: Add the flour little by little to make the beating process easier)
- Divvy up the dough into two equal portions.
- Transform them into flat discs, wrap them in plastic wrap and put them into the refrigerator to chill for at least two hours.
- When the dough is chilled, preheat the over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line two to four large baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Place sugar cookie dough on a floured surface and roll out the dough to your desired thickness.
- Use your favorite cookie cutter shapes and cut out the dough and place them one inch apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
- Repeat steps 7-8 with the dough scraps until all the dough is used.
- Bake for 9-10 minutes or until cookies are set around the edges.
- Remove from oven and let sit for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Make the sugar cookie frosting:
- Combined all the frosting ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
- Start with 2 tablespoons of milk and increase until your desired consistency has been achieved.
- If you are choosing to use food coloring, separate the frosting into smaller bowls and add food coloring until you get the colors you are wanting.
- Once cookies are cooled, you can begin decorating when the party begins!
- After decorating, leave the cookies sitting out for about three hours until the frosting is hardened. (Pro Tip: You can chill them in the refrigerator to speed us this process!)
- Store in an airtight container or on a covered paper plate.